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What do Snoop Dogg, Donald Trump and Nike Have in Common?

August 14, 2018

ANSWER: all of them have recently been involved in some juicy examples of trademark litigation. Since trademarks are typically one of a company’s most valuable assets, brand owners frequently go to great lengths to protect them. Trademarks potentially give everlasting monopoly rights, so a great deal is at stake in these often fierce and protracted battles. Here’s a roundup o...

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Trademarks | Are They Really Worth It?

July 31, 2018

As part of the anticipation and enthusiasm of starting a new business, entrepreneurs typically settle on a trading name, secure domain name and often incorporate their business at Companies House. Does this protect the brand itself though? The short answer is no. Brand protection, such as trademark, is a separate consideration which is not achieved by these measures and which often goes neglected. Here at LawBite we are fre...

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Exploring Our New Suite of Trademark Products

July 25, 2018

As with GDPR, intellectual property (IP) including trademark protection is something that all businesses should consider putting in place. With this in mind, we are excited to announce that we have just launched a collection of trademark-related products to help our start-up, SME and more established clients in their brand protection efforts....

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The EU is Still Looking to Change Copyright Law

July 17, 2018

The Copyright Directive As we’ve recently experienced with data protection and GDPR, legislators aren’t immune to revisiting outdated laws in an effort to bring them in line with the modern digital age. EU copyright law is no exception and is now getting similar treatment in the form of a proposed new Copyright Directive with the aim of protecting copyright holders and creating a more level playi...

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5 Essential Ways to Protect your Food and Drinks Brand

March 23, 2017

In today’s increasingly competitive food climate, it is more important than ever to protect the various intellectual property rights attaching to a brand. Therein is where the real value lies and is what distinguishes food and beverage businesses from the crowd.

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25 Ways to protect your technology Intellectual Property rights

March 21, 2017

As someone who’s a developer or who owns software it’s sometimes difficult to know what you can and can’t protect when it comes to your work.

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‘Sir Paul will not Let It Be…..’​

January 26, 2017

Sir Paul McCartney is suing Sony to seek confirmation that he is entitled to a reversion of his copyrights when his statutory reversion right to each song matures under the US 1976 Copyright Act.

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Beginners Guide: to Intellectual Property

December 22, 2016

Intellectual property (often abbreviated ‘IP’) is a term that is used to describe a wide range of types of property. IP rights may be said to be ‘intangible’ in the sense that they do not constitute physical assets but nonetheless their importance to companies, whether small or large, cannot be underestimated.

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Bitter Reflex as Duran Duran lose Court case

December 12, 2016

Duran Duran have lost their UK action to reclaim the US copyright in the songs comprising their first 3 albums.

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Iceland’s trademark – will it be cold comfort for Supermarket Giant?

November 30, 2016

The government of Iceland has threatened to begin proceedings in an attempt to invalidate the Iceland supermarket’s European Union trademark at the EU Intellectual Property Office in Alicante Spain.

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